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place:- milestone, Hutton
site name:- road, Penrith to Keswick
parish Hutton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY38532723
10Km square:- NY32

1Km square NY3827


milestone, Hutton -- road, Penrith to Keswick -- Hutton -- Cumbria / -- cast iron plate on slate:- -- 'PENRITH / 9 MILES / KESWICK / 9 MILES [arrow]' -- 17.3.2008

source:- OS County Series (Cmd 57)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
date:- 1867=1868
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 54:-
... At the ninth-mile post a beautiful view opens upon the eye; on the one hand is a distinct view of greatest part of the manor of Grisdale, and in front is a delightful prospect of the environs of Keswick. The mountains on each side bound the landscape, and the woody vale which lyes between them is interspersed with innumerable sparkling rills, which, when the sun shines in the East, appear like so many chains of silver: the whole scene is coloured with all the elegance of variety; in one part is a spot of verdant meadow, in another a yellow field of ripening corn; here a silent gloomy thicket, there a peaceful cottage; on one side, the mountains, now deserted by the sun, form a shade of majestic darkness; on the other, the light is reflected by such a variety of rocky promontories, that every hill merits the attention of a painter; whilst all these, seen at once, cannot but impress the mind of the traveller with pleasure and admiration. Some travellers will be almost deterred from proceeding any farther, so awful is the appearance of the impending mountains. ...
viewpoint; station
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

hearsay Both the stone and cast iron plate are modern replacements; the stone dated on the back. The old stone, broken, is by the side.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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